Oscars By the Numbers
The 85th Annual Academy Awards were presented last night (February 24) in Hollywood, recognizing the best in filmmaking over the past year.
Lincoln led the way with 12 Oscar nominations, but came away with only two Academy Awards. Daniel Day-Lewis won for Best Actor and Lincoln also won for Best Production Design.
Ben Affleck’s Argo won three Oscars, including Best Picture honors.
Jennifer Lawrence won the Best Actress award for Silver Linings Playbook, but tripped and fell while walking on stage.
The biggest haul went to Life of Pi, picking up four awards, including Best Director for Ang Lee.
In Academy Award history – Meryl Streep leads all actresses with 17 nominations, winning three.
Jack Nicholson leads the men with 12 nominations and three Oscars.
Katherine Hepburn has the most Academy Award wins with four.
Three movies – “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”, “Ben Hur” and “Titanic” each won the most Academy Awards with 11. “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” swept all 11 of the categories it was nominated in.
The most Oscar nominations went to “Titanic” and “All About Eve”.
Tatum O’Neal was the youngest to ever win an Academy Award. She was 10 when she appeared with her father Ryan O’Neal in “Paper Moon” in 1973.
Christopher Plummer is the oldest actor ever to win an Academy Award. He was 82 when he won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in “Beginners” in 2011.
The longest acceptance speech at the Oscars – 5:30 by Greer Garson after winning Best Actress in “Miss Miniver” in 1942.
The shortest speech – 3 seconds by Joe Pesci in 1991 for winning Best Supporting Actor for “Goodfellas”.